Doris Rape Nixon, 1938 – 2021

Doris Rape Nixon, 1938 – 2021


Doris Rape Nixon, 82, of Floydada passed away on April 27, 2021. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt.

A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada.

Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday, April 30, 2021 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Parlor of the First Baptist Church in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Doris was born on June 28, 1938, to Marvin Rape and Alma Edwards in Floyd County.

Doris was a life-long resident of Floydada. Doris graduated from Floydada High School in 1956 and married the love of her life, Leslie Nixon on November 17, 1956.

Doris and Leslie raised three sons, Gary, Keith, and Robert. Doris was her boys and grandchildren’s biggest fans. Doris attended every sporting event and stock show.

Doris loved to garden, can, sew, bake, and cook. Doris enjoyed assisting students at Floydada High School with their algebra. Doris retired from school to return home and keep her grandchildren as they grew up and loved every minute of it. Doris loved a big family gathering, especially on the holidays and big family vacations.

Doris was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floydada.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Leslie Nixon, father, Marvin Rape, mother Alma Rape, and brother, David Rape.

Doris is survived by her sons, Gary Nixon and wife, Robin of Floydada, Keith Nixon and wife, Trish of Dallas, Texas, and Robert Nixon of Floydada, five grandchildren, Kirby Nixon, Keenan Nixon, Rance Nixon, Corey Hayter and wife, Kali Hayter, and Christopher Hayter, and two great-grandchildren, Lacey and Riley.

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